play·​group ˈplā-ˌgrüp How to pronounce playgroup (audio)
: an informal gathering of preschool children organized for the purpose of play and companionship

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Gray and co-founder John Carson first met at Mothers and More, a playgroup for young children. Cam Kerry,, 19 Sep. 2022 My kids have got their school friends and their playgroup friends. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, 25 Feb. 2022 Located in the Strongsville Recreation Center, Miss Katie’s offers fun, organized and educational playgroup classes and events for preschoolers ages six months through six years old. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 Soichet is, by all accounts, fantastic at leading the playgroup. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 27 Sep. 2021 The playgroup hasn’t been meeting during the pandemic, nor have the Scouts been in. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 27 Sep. 2021 The group’s rise from playgroup to political movement emerged in the spring, as members called into Board of Supervisors meetings to object to business and school closures. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Aug. 2021 In a family pod structure, two to five children meet regularly, with a parent at the helm to facilitate either their school’s distance learning or a stable playgroup. Annie Vainshtein,, 4 Aug. 2020 People confirms that Prince Harry joined Meghan Markle for the first time in taking baby son Archie to his playgroup session. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of playgroup was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Playgroup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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